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Star Hotel, 26 John Street & 29 Crosby Street, Maryport, Cumberland

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Directory of Pubs in the UK, historical public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in Cumberland. The Cumberland listing uses information from census, Trade Directories and History to add licensees, bar staff, Lodgers and Visitors.

Residents at this address

1848/William Brown/Star, John Street/../../Slaters Directory

1855/William Brown/Star (commercial inn), John Street/../../Slaters Directory

1871/Charlotte Watson/Licensed Victualler, Widow/38/Hensingham, Cumberland/Census
1871/Robert W Watson/Son/10/Maryport, Cumberland/Census
1871/Joseph A Watson/Son/8/Maryport, Cumberland/Census
1871/Mary Adair/Cook/21/Whitehaven, Cumberland/Census
1871/Margaret Blackburn/Housemaid/19/Maryport, Cumberland/Census
1871/Elizabeth Turnbull/General Servant/70/Carlisle, Cumberland/Census

1873/Mrs Charlotte Watson/../../../Post Office Directory **

Star Hotel, Crosby street, Maryport in 1955

Star Hotel, Crosby street, Maryport in 1955

Kindly provided by Craig Dawson, South Australia

Star inn, Crosby street, Maryport streetplan in 1866

Star inn, Crosby street, Maryport streetplan in 1866

Kindly provided by Craig Dawson, South Australia

The attached photo of the Star Hotel, viewed down Crosby-street from John-street, Maryport was taken in 1955 [a pity that it doesn’t show its full frontal aspect. I have never been able to ascertain from Maryport people, just when the hotel was demolished and why.
With reference to the photo, the Victoria Hotel, near left plus another smaller Public House bracing John-street, on the left then further down Crosby-street, the Lion and Lamb, near the small van. On the right, virtually abutting the Star Hotel is the Butchers Arms. Quite a cluster for this day, as opposed to the age of bustling emigration to places like America and Australia from Maryport in the early 1900s; it is little wonder that some might go!

I refer to George as my g, grandfather who had 3 sons born in Maryport, one of whom was my grandfather who emigrated to Australia in 1912 with his family. I was born 89 years ago to one of his sons! ***

He first had the Stat Hotel and stables from at least 21 June 1872 when he advertised in the "Maryport Advertiser? newspaper, I quote:
Star Hotel Stables, John-street, Maryport LICENSED to let Post horses for hire. Open or Closed Carriages, Waggonettes, Dog Carts, Basket Carriages, Gigs, Hearses &c. All orders attended to at the Stables or at 49 John-street. ***

These advertisements were inserted in the newspaper about every second day.

In about September 1875 George Dawson and wife Sarah moved to the Lion and Lamb and continued to manage the Stables as the advertisements, again in the "Maryport Advertiser" stating on 24 September 1875. Referring to that address. The location of the Stables remained unchanged. ***

1881/Thomas Atkinson/Licensed Victualler/35/Carlisle, Cumberland/Census
1881/Sarah Jane Atkinson/Wife/38/Maryport, Cumberland/Census
1881/John Edward Atkinson/Son/11/Maryport, Cumberland/Census
1881/Thomas Sommerville Atkinson/Son/9/Liverpool, Lancashire/Census
1881/James Gardner Atkinson/Son/7/Liverpool, Lancashire/Census
1881/Amy Gilla Sommerville Atkinson/Daughter/4/Liverpool, Lancashire/Census
1881/Wilson Alfred Atkinson/Son/1/Liverpool, Lancashire/Census
1881/Thomas White/Ostler/37/Applethwaite, Cumberland/Census
1881/May Lancaster/General Servant/27/Barnsley, Yorkshire/Census
1881/Margaret Ann Marshal/General Servant/21/Maryport, Cumberland/Census

1883/Thomas Atkinson/vict, Star Hotel, 26 John Street (and posting)/../../Bulmers Directory

1894/Thomas Atkinson/../../../Kellys Directory

1897/Thos. Atkinson/../../../Kelly?s Directory of Cumberland **

1901/Thomas Atkinson/vict, Star Hotel, Crosby Street/../../Cumberland Directory

1901/Thomas Atkinson/Licensed Victualler/55/Maryport, Cumberland/Census
1901/Sarah J Atkinson/Wife/57/Carlisle, Cumberland/Census
1901/Mary Y Atkinson/Daughter/24/Liverpool, Lancashire/Census
1901/Henry E Atkinson/Son, Brewer/18/Maryport, Cumberland/Census
1901/Elizabeth Blair/General Servant/20/Aspatria, Cumberland/Census

1906/Richd. Monkhouse/../../../Kelly?s Directory of Cumberland **

1914/Richd. Monkhouse/../../../Kelly?s Directory of Cumberland and Westmorland **

1921/Mrs Martha Jane Monkhouse/Star, 26 John Street/../../Kellys Directory

1929/Mrs Martha Jane Monkhouse/Star, 26 John Street/../../Kellys Directory

** Provided By Stephen Harris

*** Provided By Craig Dawson

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